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The Golden American Cheese Awards

By: Nick Rallo American cheese should be the unofficial flag of Dallas in 2017. It could hang in the sky like a glittering yellow square, stiff and proud as the American flag on the moon. American cheese is the sigil of house Dallas, and it symbolizes, all jokes aside, a real movement in the city limits. Young chefs are piling on the cheese that reminds them of the Kraft Singles, the Velveeta and the slices of American they devoured as [...]

December 25th, 2017|Dallas Observer|

The Greatest Dallas Sandwiches of 2017

By: Nick Rallo It is no accident that this has been a stellar year for sandwiches in Dallas. From the boom of bars to skyrocketing construction, the city inflates with restaurants as if we're inside a bubble made of butter. The byproduct of our little food boom is a growing movement throughout the city, a slash that cuts through the pretentious fluff — food that harkens back to the simplest, purest stuff we ate before there were celebrity chefs. There are [...]

December 19th, 2017|Dallas Observer|

Some of the Season’s Best Sandwiches in Dallas Are at One90 Smoked Meats

By: Nick Rallo No matter what time you walk through the jangling doors, the season is always Texas fall at One90 Smoked Meats. It means that there’s warming, cheesy and smoky comfort food, the kind you eat near a crackling fire while wearing loose pajamas. The sound of “Wish You Were Here,” forever a family chorus during the holidays, plays over the counter at One90 Smoked Meats on Northwest Highway. Cobwebs stretch over the shelves and a fake spider the [...]

October 5th, 2017|Dallas Observer|

100 Favorite Dishes, No. 44: The Ham and Swiss Sandwich at One90 Smoked Meats

By: Nick Rallo Leading up to September's Best of Dallas® 2017 issue, we're sharing (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes, the Dallas entrées, appetizers and desserts that really stuck with us this year. There are sandwich icons, like the BLT, that are probably best made at home. Texas tomatoes, crispy bacon, and mayonnaise don't need Wolfgang Puck to combine them. On first glance, you may think: Why in the name of The Alamo would I order a ham [...]

August 4th, 2017|Dallas Observer|

Meet the Unassuming Spot That’s Become a Barbecue Sandwich Mecca in East Dallas

By: Matthew Martinez After nearly a year in business, the lunchtime word is out in East Dallas on One90 Smoked Meats. The unassuming location on Northwest Highway — with just a five-barstool dining room — is home to unique barbecue sandwiches and some of the best chicken tacos around. The lunch rush on a Tuesday stresses the seams of the outpost and makes it clear that the business has already outgrown its first location. Those who know better order ahead [...]

June 16th, 2016|Dallas Observer|